Sun Contract Ltd
Sun Contract Ltd
Sun Contract Ltd
Sun Contract Ltd

We are constantly looking for experienced deck and engine officers.


Chief Mate

  2nd Mate

  3rd Mate

  4th Mate

Chief Engineer

  2nd Engineer

  3rd Engineer

  4th Engineer




Chief Steward



Deck Hand



If you are interested and believe you can contribute to 

our success you should:

• hold licences/certificates in accordance with STCW 95

• have experience in rank you are applying for

• have good command of the English language, both written and spoken

• have intercultural competence

• be highly motivated and willing to take responsibilities

• hold valid travelling documents

• hold the relevant medical examination report


Interview Advice

The interview is very important for gaining successful employment so you should always be prepared.  

Undertaking research and having questions on the cruise company, in which you are being interviewed for, will show significant interest in the job. 

Also thinking about you career aspirations and where you see yourself in 5-10 years time is good to have ready. 

 You should look professional and dress accordingly, as this first impression will really count. 

Being punctual to the interview is vital – if you cannot be available make sure you reschedule to a suitable time. 

You should be enthusiastic and interested during the interview and explain your experience in good detail. 

Answer questions in an open manner explaining your skills which are relevant to the role. 

Be prepared for scenario and technical questions and even written tests. 

These are quite common with large shipping companies.          

We would certainly advise taking all relevant certificates and documents along to the interview so the cruise company can see the originals and take copies if need be and verify where necessary.

Marlins English Testing 

 With the increasing regulations throughout the maritime industry, Marlins English testing has become a vital part of the employment process for international Officers and crew. ISF Marlins Test of Spoken English (TOSE) The ISF Marlins Test Of Spoken English (TOSE) provides the oral assessor with a standardised interview format for assessing the speaking and listening skills of all ranks and nationality of seafarers. Used as a stand-alone product, it provides a thorough assessment of the seafarer's ability to understand and speak English. Used in conjunction with the ISF Marlins computer test it provides the employer with a complete profile of the seafarer's language proficiency. Key Features of the ISF Marlins Test of Spoken English: • Provides the interviewer with a standardised interview protocol for assessing the speaking and listening skills of seafarers • Offers extensive guidelines and criteria on how to grade the seafarer's speaking and listening abilities • Offers a standardised means of recording and interpreting test results • Results can be used to support the outcome of the ISF Marlins Test • Providing a complete language profile for the employer • Results can be used to highlight specific skill areas which require training Spoken English Assessment for Cruise Ship Staff (SPEACS) The Marlins Spoken English Assessment for Cruise ship Staff (SPEACS) has been developed to help carry out effective assessment of the oral and aural skills of cruise ship staff in a one-to-one interview situation. 

The SPEACS can be used to identify the need for training and to assess progress during and / or after training. Marlins recommend that the SPEACS is used in conjunction with the ISF Marlins Test to give a balanced profile of a seafarer’s language level and ability. This will ensure a secure and objective assessment of language level (from the computer test) complemented by a personal assessment of communication skills (from the SPEACS).

CV Tips 

Your CV is a very important aspect in the recruitment process so make sure you take care when writing it, check grammar and that it sells you in the best possible way. We recommend keeping it brief, around 2 pages maximum and not too over crowded with wording. It can be the first thing a cruise company or recruitment agency will see about you, so first impressions really do count. Using a professional email address is a must. You should always make sure your personal and contact details are up to date. Having a photo is optional but we advise that it is head and shoulders wearing uniform or similar. Adding all your qualifications and skills on the first page is important as any potential employer will see what courses you have undertaken and the level of qualifications held. To include expiry dates is a good idea as well. We recommend writing your work history in chronological order from most recent employment to the oldest employment. You should include dates to and from, shipping companies and vessels, plus the rank held and duties with each position. If you haven't worked at sea, stick to the same format. Keep the work history short and concise but making sure all aspects are covered. Reference contact details can be added but if you have references which can accompany your CV then always have these available. 

We are committed to excellence and customer service, and are justifiably proud of our reputation as a consistently dependable source of quality individuals to the marine sector. The commitment to excellence was originally endorsed by our approval by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance with a Quality Management System Standard for "The provision of crew management incorporating recruitment, training and travel services to the merchant navy, for officers, cadets and other supporting marine personnel incorporating the requirements of the International Labour Organisation's Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006).